Skip to content

Printable Pills

When 3D printing first came to my attention it’s use in the real world was quite limited. It was a really cool concept but what it could make was limited to small toys, tiny replicas of items, and shapes. That’s cool, sure, but what else can it do? Is this just a small time fad like 3D movies? Nope. As technology advanced, the design schematics people would create for 3D printers became more and more detailed. So much so that what a 3D printer can do now is unbelievable. You can create prosthetic limbs, medical tools, maybe even drugs. Recently, researchers are working on applying the 3D printer to have the capability of printing medical drugs at home. Obviously there are some complications with this currently such as maybe your printer glitches out and creates the wrong drug, or you hack the printer and can suddenly start your own pharmacy at home. I’m not saying its perfect, all I’m saying is 3D printing isn’t a fad anymore, and for all we know, in the future we can print most of what we need right at home.

3 Comments

  1. Kevin Vincent wrote:

    3D printing is a huge concept now! I think it is so interesting and has much potential attached to it!

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6:57 am | Permalink
  2. Naomi Berhane wrote:

    They even offer 3d printing at my local library. It’s crazy how much attention it has attracted!

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:26 am | Permalink
  3. Julie Tran wrote:

    I have to admit, printing pill seems pretty cool and all, but it can go hugely wrong. It an be abusive of drugs and can cause a lot of complication.

    Friday, April 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm | Permalink